Chevrolet Beat

Chevrolet Beat Variants

Petrol Variants
Chevrolet Beat PS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.6 kmpl
Rs. 4,02,568
Chevrolet Beat LS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.6 kmpl
Rs. 4,26,951
Chevrolet Beat LT
1199 cc Petrol, 18.6 kmpl
Rs. 4,67,860
Chevrolet Beat LT (O)
1199 cc Petrol, 18.6 kmpl
Rs. 5,17,119
LPG Variants
Chevrolet Beat LS LPG
1199 cc LPG, 13.3 km/kg
Rs. 4,52,581
Chevrolet Beat LT LPG
1199 cc LPG, 13.3 km/kg
Rs. 4,96,888
Diesel Variants
Chevrolet Beat PS 1.0
936 cc Diesel, 25.44 kmpl
Rs. 4,83,181
Chevrolet Beat LS 1.0
936 cc Diesel, 25.44 kmpl
Rs. 5,10,256
Chevrolet Beat LT 1.0
936 cc Diesel, 25.44 kmpl
Rs. 5,51,510
Chevrolet Beat LT (O) 1.0
936 cc Diesel, 25.44 kmpl
Rs. 6,00,153

Editorial Test Drive Review of Chevrolet Beat

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

The Chevrolet Beat continues to look contemporary with its futuristic design cues. The first thing that commands your attention is the oversized front and the chrome adorned chunky grille flaunting the Chevrolet bow-tie. This gives the Beat a very dynamic stance. The high waistline and sloped roof with rails on top make the car look interesting from the side as well.

In order to give the car a two-door appearance, the rear door handles have been disguised in the C pillars. These look good but do eat up the rear window glass and can seem claustrophobic to some. The interiors have a dash with its twin console design and piano black trim looks fantastic. The superbike inspired instrument console looks great, however, a digital speedo and analogue tacho would have worked better than the existing analogue speedo and digital tachometer. The dash is fit for a higher segment car and the interiors are quite appealing. The Beat has contoured seats which offer good side support, but overall the seat is not deep enough to offer good lumbar support and the low seating position can be a problem during long drives.The Beat is available with two engines, a petrol and a diesel.

The Beat petrol has an mileage of 14-15 km/l in city but the one that takes the cake is the Beat diesel which returns an economy of 21km/litre plus int he city. That means the price difference between the petrol and diesel is nullified by the economy of the diesel. The diesel is also reasonably quick though on highways, it does feel strained but overall the diesel is our choice due to its economy, the petrol is good but loses out on economy.The Chevrolet Beat has the best ride quality, not just among the three cars, but in the entire segment. The supreme ride quality also gives the car an advantage in the overall handling. The Beat feels sharp around corners and is a delight to manoeuvre through congested city traffic. The front suspension is of McPherson strut and the rear suspension is of compound link type. Prices for the Beat start at Rs. 3.96 lakhs to Rs. 5.93 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. It is also available in LPG plus usual petrol and diesel. Though it has been available for a long time it still looks good and makes a great buy especially the diesel.

Chevrolet Beat Interiors

The Beat has an appealing dashboard design and outstanding fit-finish. The dash with its twin console design and piano black trim looks fantastic. The superbike inspired instrument console looks great, however, a digital speedo and analogue tacho would have worked better than the existing analogue speedo and digital tachometer. The dash is fit for a higher segment car and the interiors are quite appealing. The Beat has contoured seats which offer good side support, but overall the seat is not deep enough to offer good lumbar support and the low seating position can be a problem during long drives.

The top variant of the Beat now comes with steering mounted controls.

What we like
Quality of materials are good more so on the top models and the cabin looks rather pleasant
What we don't like
Plastic quality could have been better

Chevrolet Beat Exteriors

The Beat has been designed in South Korea and the end product is an absolute eye grabber. The first thing that commands your attention is the oversized front and the chunky grille flaunting the Chevrolet bow-tie. This gives the Beat a very dynamic stance. The high waistline and sloped roof with rails on top make the car look interesting from the side as well. To give a two-door appearance, the rear door handles have been disguised in the C pillars. These look good but do eat up the rear window glass and can seem claustrophobic to some.

What we like
Youthful styling
What we don't like
Design may not appeal to everyone's taste

Chevrolet Beat Engine & Performance

Chevrolet Beat is available with two engine options, the petrol is a 1.2L with 1197 cc. The 80 bhp engine feels rev happy and dashes to 100km/h in 14.2 seconds. The Chevrolet engine has a noisy hum which gives a sporty feel, but can be irritating for non-enthusiasts. To squeeze performance out of the Beat, the engine needs to be pushed to high rpms (4000 to 4500). The diesel engine is a 1 litre Smartech 3-cylinder engine which makes 57 bhp and torque of 150 Nm.Granted 58 bhp is not powerful enough but with the clever gearing and less weight the Beat just flies through traffic. This is where the Beat Diesel really shines- in the city.


Turbo-lag is kept as low as possible and again thanks to the excellent gearing by GM, it is very easy to drive and it goes quickly. The steering is light and easy to operate and so is the clutch. The gearbox is nice to use but the throws are long. One thing you got to know that it is important to drive it in the right gear and revving it is pointless. In the highways the car runs out of breath quite easily but first and foremost it is a city car and for that it does its job brilliantly. That said it does hit the 150km/h mark as well!

What we like
The petrol is fun to drive and has sporty dynamic
What we don't like
Diesel engine feels strained at high speed

Chevrolet Beat Mileage and Running Costs

Chevrolet Beat Petrol Mileage 18.6 kmpl

Chevrolet Beat LPG Mileage 13.3 km/kg

Chevrolet Beat Diesel Mileage 25.44 kmpl

The Beat is available with two engines, a petrol and a diesel. The petrol has an mileage of 14-15 kmpl in city but the one that takes the cake is the Beat diesel which has a fantastic mileage of 25 kmpl which is great and reduces cost by a long shot. That means the price difference between the petrol and diesel is nullified by the economy of the diesel.

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Chevrolet Beat Petrol Variants
Chevrolet Beat PS 18.6 kmpl
Chevrolet Beat LS 18.6 kmpl
Chevrolet Beat LT 18.6 kmpl
Chevrolet Beat LT (O) 18.6 kmpl
Chevrolet Beat LPG Variants
Chevrolet Beat LS LPG 13.3 km/kg
Chevrolet Beat LT LPG 13.3 km/kg
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Variants
Chevrolet Beat PS 1.0 25.44 kmpl
Chevrolet Beat LS 1.0 25.44 kmpl
Chevrolet Beat LT 1.0 25.44 kmpl
Chevrolet Beat LT (O) 1.0 25.44 kmpl

Chevrolet Beat Handling Braking & Safety

When it comes to handling the Beat is fun to drive and has good high speed stability. The direct steering helps in this matter and when you drive it fast it obeys you as well. The handling is more fun than other rivals and body control is good. The Beat has ABS which offers good braking performance plus safety wise it has dual SRS airbag and also features like child locks.

What we like
Good road manner
What we don't like
High speed stability could have been better

Chevrolet Beat Comfort & Suspension

The Chevrolet Beat has the best ride quality, not just among the three cars, but in the entire segment. The supreme ride quality also gives the car an advantage in the overall handling. The Beat feels sharp around corners and is a delight to manoeuvre through congested city traffic. The front suspension is of Mc Pherson strut and the rear suspension is of compound link type.

What we like
The Chevrolet Beat has the best ride quality in it's cla
What we don't like
Rear seat is claustrophobic

Chevrolet Beat Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3640 mm
Overall Width 1595 mm
Overall Height 1520 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm

Engine

Torque 108
Displacement 1199 cc
Power 83.22
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 155/70
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Chevrolet Beat Features

Chevrolet Beat PS LS LT LT (O) LS LPG LT LPG PS 1.0 LS 1.0 LT 1.0 LT (O) 1.0
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows Front-
Rear-
Front-
Rear-
Front-
Rear-
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Chevrolet Beat Colors

  • Super Red
  • Cocktail green
  • Misty lake
  • Linen biege
  • Sandrift grey
  • Switch blade silver
  • Summit white
  • Caviar Black

Chevrolet Beat Price

Chevrolet Beat Price in New Delhi

Rs 4.03 L - 6.00 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Chevrolet Beat ranges from Rs 4.03 Lakh to Rs 6.00 Lakh. Chevrolet Beat is available in 10 variants. To find the on road price of Chevrolet Beat you need to click on the check on road price.

Chevrolet Beat has 4 Petrol variant(s), 2 LPG variant(s), 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Chevrolet Beat PS which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.03 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Chevrolet Beat LT (O) 1.0 which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.00 Lakh .

Chevrolet Beat News

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User Reviews (5 of 6 ) View all Write A Review

MILEAGE AND VALUE FOR MONEY
By Posted on Jun,06,21 5:04 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Eelctronic indicator System inside the car

Cons Average Interiors,Light weight,Low power in AC,Low power in lower gears.

I bought Chevy Diesel LS in March 2014.It is a small car but has been giving good mileage .For a small family like us it is very useful.We cannot compare this car with Maruti Swift .I opted for diesel because of its mileage and Chevrolet dealer gave discount at the time of purchase.Interiors are average.Rear seating is somewhat congested.It has electronic alert system.I hope that a return on mileage ,and diesel will benefit me in the long term.I observed low power in lower gears and low power when AC is on.

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EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL CAR
By Posted on Dec,12,02 9:11 AM

Pros VERY EXTREMELY GREAT LOOK

Cons LESS BOOT SPACE AND LEG SPACE

I VIEW THIS CAR BEFORE LAUNCH IN INTERNET. IN MY VIEW IT WILL BE GREAT CAR FOR BEGINNERS AND SMALL FAMILIES

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Small updates - same car
By Posted on Mar,03,06 3:47 PM

Pros Great Looks,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons CongestedUncomfortable,

The new Beat is more or less like the old version that I drive since 2012. There are very small changes on the outside and inside. What has not changed is the overall fuel economy and driving behaviour. Buy this car if you want great fuel economy (diesel). I get 19-21kmpl in Gurgaon without AC usage. Also, it is very easy to drive due to light steering action. However, the Beat has very less space at the back and the boot is too small for family use. Petrol engine is ok and smooth also. Chevrolet should consider providing automatic as an option now.

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Good Car
By Posted on Mar,03,21 1:39 PM

Pros Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Interiors,

Beat diesel is my first car. I bought it 2 years back. It is a value for money purchase. Car is small n zippy and gives out incredible fuel economy. I drive through stop n go traffic and its a good car to be in. Chevy's cashless service is another blessing. It is a value for money product.

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Beat beats competition
By Posted on Mar,03,19 4:11 PM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

Chevrolet Beat has excellent performance from its engine. But chevrolet has not given me good service. Many times i have given my car for service at the service center in delhi but they have no attended to basic problems such as some rattling and vibrations. I am happy with the performance as for city driving conditions it is a very good car. I am also getting good mileage from the car which is making me very happy. My friends think its a good looking car and i am happy to get compliments on my purchase. But the service center personnel I feel are rude sometime. They dont tend to the problems unless i tell them. If I give for service they will just take it for service and after service i get a big bill but my issue is not resolved. Please suggest how to proceed in this matter as i want to enjoy my drive in this car.

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